Private Hands-On Class Options

 Book your next Private Event at Experience Cooking! Our classes are fully hands-on and are held in the chef's private home's Gourmet Kitchen.

Booking

  1. Select what we are cooking from the choices below

  2. Email us with dates/times preferred

  • Required:         8 People Minimum for Private Events (Max: 11)

  • Availability:      M-F daytime & evening

  • Duration:         2 hours & 30 minutes

  • Included:          Full sit down dinner

  • Bonus:             Bring your choice of drink to enjoy During dinner

We will spend about 1:45-2 hours cooking, then have 30-45 minutes for socializing/eating for a total time of 2.5 hours (time can be extended for additional room rental fee).

 

*Our classes are curated based on menu, timing and space. We are not able to make menu substitutions. 
 

Interactive Classes

Perfecting Beef Wellington

In this class, Chef Jessica will teach you how to prepare a perfect Beef Wellington with perfectly paired side dishes. Don't be surprised if the finished meal resembles what you would get in a fine dinning restaurant.
 
Menu:
Butter Lettuce & Avocado Salad w. Lemon Vinaigrette, Beef Wellington (Fillet of Beef individually wrapped w. Mushroom Duxelle & Puff Pastry), Red Wine Reduction Sauce, Roasted Vegetable, Potato Fondant, Crepes w. Fresh Berries

 

Class Rate: $80/person

Italian Seasonal Flavors-Summer 

Menu:

Bruschetta Crostini w. House-Grown (summer) Basil, Spaghetti & Meatballs from scratch, Pomodoro Sauce, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, & Affogato (Ice Cream, Espresso, Shaved Dark Chocolate).

*Vegetarian Friendly 

Class Rate: $65/person

Italian Seasonal Flavors-Fall/Winter

Menu:

Discover the wonders of beautifully made homemade pasta. In this fully hands on class you will be guided by a professional chef as you make fresh pasta from scratch! We will also learn about squash varieties, making fillings and sauces.

 

Menu: 
Homemade Butternut Squash and Asiago filled Ravioli, Medley of Honey Glazed Squashes, Sage Brown Butter, Roasted Pepitas, Crispy Pancetta, & Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

*Vegetarian Friendly

Class Rate: $67/person

Homemade Pasta

In our pasta making classes we learn the original way of making pasta. Each participant starts by making a well into their flour and then incorporating eggs, oil, and salt. We then work to create a cohesive dough. Then the dough is kneaded, rested, rolled out, filled, then cut into raviolis.

 

Menu: 5-Cheese Ravioli, Sage Brown Butter sauce, Crispy Pancetta, Side of Seasonal Vegetables, Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

*Vegetarian Friendly 

Class rate: $65/person

Optional add on: Charcuterie Board ($15/person)

Italian Feast

Menu:

Braised Beef Ragu (made ahead by chef), Homemade Gnocchi, Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, & Homemade Biscotti.

Class Rate: $65/person

Pizza & More

Menu:

From scratch Pizza Dough, Figs, Prosciutto, Arugula and Cheese Pizza (or just cheese), Chorizo and Cheese Empanadas with Chipotle Sour Cream,  & Dark Chocolate Cake w. Chocolate Ganache (made ahead by chef).

Class Rate: $66/person

The Art Of Macarons

Whisk yourself into a Paris patisserie as Chef Jessica will teach you how to whip, fold and pipe your way to Macaron perfection. During class you will break out into groups of two to make various flavors of shells. Once your batter is ready, you'll learn how pipe like a pro. We will let the macarons rest before baking and jump right into our fillings! Our macarons will be sandwiched with different fillings, from an infused dark chocolate ganache to dulce de leche. You will take several macarons home to share with your family.

Sample Menu (flavor vary by season):
Raspberry Macarons, Orange Macarons, Dark Chocolate Macarons, Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling, Salted Dulce de Leche Filling, Raspberry Jam Filling & More

*Gluten Free

Class Rate: $62/individual

Mexican Favorites

In this international cuisine class, we'll create some classic Mexican dishes and throw in a few twists to spice up the menu. We'll spin some mariachi tunes and reminisce about the good old days at the hacienda. ¡Comer, beber y ser feliz!

Menu:  

Smoky Chipotle Guacamole, Chicken Tinga (Slow roasted chicken), Corn Tortillas (made from scratch), Salsa Verde, Mexican Elotes, Mexican Rice, "Refried" Black Beans, & Mexican Chocolate Milkshake Shooters.

*Gluten Free Menu

*Vegetarian Friendly 

 

Class Rate: $65/person

Mexican Fiesta

In our Mexican Fiesta class, we learn secrets of Mexican cuisine. In this basic skills class together we will be making: 

Menu: Homemade Tortillas, Guacamole, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Guajillo Pepper Salsa, Jicama Salad, Pork Carnitas, Choco-Chile Covered Strawberries.

*Gluten Free Menu

Class rate: $60/person

Optional add ons: Flan or Coconut ice cream ($5/person)

Latin Flavors

Menu:

Pork tenderloin (Chicken can be substituted for pork), chimichurri sauce, cheese & roasted poblano empanadas from scratch, plantains, and avocado salsa.

 

Class rate: $62/person

Optional add ons: Flan or Coconut ice cream ($5/person)

Far from the same old...

Join this basic skills class. This class is perfect for beginners in the kitchen! 

Menu:

Citrus Salad & Avocado w. Basil Vinaigrette, Stuffed Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomatoes, Spinach & Fresh Mozzarella, Duchess Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, and Rustic Fruit Galette. 

Class Rate: $65/person

Viva España 

A tradition held dear across the entire country, Spaniards enjoy tapas throughout the day with a cold glass of beer or wine. The perfect bite-sized snack to tide you over between meals, the variety of tapas make them perfect for any entertaining situation. Learn to create various tapas recipes and a Spanish custard dessert!

Menu
Empanada Gallega (Beef), Manchego & Serrano Ham Toast w. Tomato Bread, Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp), Queso de Cabra al Horno (Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce) & Pesto Toast, Tarta de Santiago (Spanish Almond Cake).

$68/person

Paris Bistro

French Inspired Class!

 

Menu: 

Lemon-Thyme Olive and Caper Tapenade, Bistro Salad (Green Beans, Greens, Egg, Bacon, Cherry Tomato, Walnut Dressing), Fish en Papillote ("in Parchment"), Leek & Mushroom Galette (Homemade Olive Oil Crust) & Chocolate Lava Cakes

Class Rate: $68/person

Global Street Foods

In this globally inspired class together we will be making:

Menu: 

Thai Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce, Vietnamese inspired Pork Tacos w. Crunchy Asian Pear Slaw, Homemade Corn Tortillas, Venezuelan Arepas w. Chorizo, & Parisian Crepes. 

*GF Friendly (except dessert)

Class Rate: $65/person

Don't Cry for me Argentina!

Argentine people have a reputation for their love of eating. Social gatherings are commonly centered on sharing a meal. Invitations to have dinner at home is generally viewed as a symbol of friendship, warmth, and integration. So, join us as we explore this amazing cuisine!

Menu:

Empanadas Argentinas (meat-filled), Grilled steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Zucchini parcels stuffed with Lemon-Mint Ricotta, & Mousse de Dulce de Leche.

Class Rate: $62/person

A True Feast

Here's a wonderful weekend supper to treat your loved ones to! We'll make one homey dish after another by roasting, sauteing and baking. It's all going to add to up to a very hearty experience! 

Menu: 

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Almonds and Blue Cheese with a Brown Sugar Glaze, Warm Winter Vegetable Salad,
Chicken Breasts stuffed w. Spinach, Shallots, and Pecorino Romano, Sun Dried Tomato Risotto, & Pumpkin Soufflé.

*GF Class

Class Rate: $65/person

**14-day Cancellation Policy for private events. No refunds or exchanges. 

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CONTACT INFO

Near 11 mile & Drake Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48335

248-921-4925

jessica@experiencecooking.com

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